Each bath mixture may be prepared in advance and saved until needed if kept in an airtight jar.
Once you’ve assembled all ingredients, add them to your mixing bowl. Mingle the herbs with your fingers, pouring your power into them and visualizing your magical goal. When mixed, place about a handful into the center of a large square cheesecloth. Tie up the ends and add this to your bath. If you don’t have any cheesecloth, simply use an old washcloth.
Using the Sachets
This is simple. Fill the clean tub with warm water. Place the sachet in the tub and let it steep until the water is colored and scented.
If you don’t have a bathtub, or you simply prefer showers, make up a sachet in a washcloth and scrub your body with this after your normal shower, just before toweling.
A third method of utilizing the sachets is a bit more complicated. Heat two cups water until boiling. Pour this over one or two sachets in a heat-proof container. Cover and let steep 10 to 13 minutes. Remove the sachets, squeeze out the last drops of scented water in them, and pour the infusion into the bath.
- 3 parts Rosemary
3 parts Basil
2 parts Fennel seed
2 parts Dill seed
1 part Bay
1 part Fern
1 pinch Salt
Tie up in red cloth. Situate the sachet in the highest place inside home.
- 1 part Fleabane
1 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Capers (dry them before using)
This formula should be tied up in red cloth and hung over the front door.